Optoscribe expands 3D component manufacturing capability, doubles headcount

March 6, 2019
Optoscribe's third-generation laser inscription system delivers 20 times faster throughput than the previous generations.

Optoscribe (Livingston, Scotland) has announced the release of its third-generation ultrahigh-speed 3D photonic component manufacturing system and the expansion of its cleanroom within its Livingston facility. A high-volume, laser-based manufacturer of 3D photonic integrated circuits (PICs), Optoscribe has also increased its headcount by 50% over the past 18 months, having recruited key skills in areas including photonic engineering, product development, and manufacturing.

Optoscribe's new proprietary third-generation laser inscription system delivers 20 times faster throughput than the previous generations, while maintaining the high precision levels required for single-mode components, representing a significant advancement of the company's capabilities. Associated with the expansion of its manufacturing capacity the company has also doubled its Class 1,000 and 10,000 cleanroom areas and installed additional high-speed automated optical device testers.

CEO Nick Psaila said, "Following our last investment round in September 2018, I am delighted to see the continued improvements of our 3D laser inscription technology. "This significant milestone represents the completion of a commitment we made to our investors and our customers to further expand our capability to support increased production volumes going forward. This progress is particularly timely with our ever-increasing levels of commercial engagement in datacentre photonics and other markets."

SOURCE: Optoscribe; http://www.optoscribe.com/news-events/press-releases/posts/2019/march/optoscribe-expands-cleanroom-and-introduces-ultra-high-speed-3d-photonic-component-manufacturing-system/

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Gail has more than 30 years of engineering, marketing, product management, and editorial experience in the photonics and optical communications industry. Before joining the staff at Laser Focus World in 2004, she held many product management and product marketing roles in the fiber-optics industry, most notably at Hughes (El Segundo, CA), GTE Labs (Waltham, MA), Corning (Corning, NY), Photon Kinetics (Beaverton, OR), and Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA). During her marketing career, Gail published articles in WDM Solutions and Sensors magazine and traveled internationally to conduct product and sales training. Gail received her BS degree in physics, with an emphasis in optics, from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA in May 1986.

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